Hudson County Emergency Medical Services

Hudson County freeholders give contract for running 911 emergency system to Monmouth County firm; current service provider Jersey City Medical Center predicts lives will be put at risk

The Hudson County Board of Freeholders last night unanimously awarded a one-year, $160,000 contract to a Monmouth County firm to handle the county's 911 emergency system.

The vote came despite objections from the current service provider, Jersey City Medical Center, which submitted a $400,000 bid for the coming year.

Citing costs, the freeholders rejected JCMC's bid in favor of Monmouth-Ocean Hospital Service Corp.